Lemon Chicken

By mrslarkin
March 26, 2010

Author Notes: Had some chicken breast in the fridge. Didn't feel like breading them, so I made this.mrslarkin

Serves: 2 to 3

  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
  • 1 cup flour
  • sea salt
  • olive oil
  • juice of 1/4 to 1/2 lemon
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • freshly cracked black pepper
  • flat-leaf parsley for garnish
  • lemon slices for garnish
  1. Slice chicken breast thinly. I cut them in half first, separating the fat end from the skinny end. Slice the fat end into 3 or 4 thin slices and the skinny end in two, depending on the size of your breasts. Season lightly with salt.
  2. In a medium non-stick frying pan, melt 1 tablespoon butter over medium heat.
  3. In a shallow bowl, season the flour with some salt. Dredge the chicken in the flour.
  4. Add a few dashes of olive oil to the melted butter. Place chicken in pan and cook for 2 minutes per side, or until almost cooked through. Do this in a couple of batches, adding a bit of butter (reserving 1 tablespoon for step 5) and a dash of oil each time. Remove cooked chicken to a warm platter.
  5. Add lemon juice to the pan and deglaze. Move off the heat if it’s burning. Add 1/4 cup of the broth and bring pan back to the heat, stirring, until slightly thickened. Add more broth if too thick. Turn off heat and stir in 1 tablespoon butter.
  6. Dip chicken pieces into pan sauce, and return to warm platter. Pour remaining sauce over chicken. Grind a little black pepper over top. Garnish with parsley and a slice of lemon.
  7. Buon appetito!

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Carl C. February 11, 2018
Made this and it's delicious. But any idea how to make it as glossy looking as the picture? Mine kind of just looks like bland chicken pieces.
chop C. October 28, 2016
Made this last night. Delicious. I did add a few slice grape tomatoes and some capers to the dish.
Renee B. June 20, 2016
Delicious! Add capers and you've got chicken piccata. Yum.
sheepfeathers June 17, 2016
Anyone know if this reheats well? I do bit meal swaps with my family and think this could be a great hit!
Wendy January 5, 2016
Absolutely delicious, and so easy. The whole family enjoyed!